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Reviewed 23 November 2021

We came to this restaurant out of a recommendation. Food was good, and tasted very sophisticated. It is a pity that what could have been a wonderful experience was ruined by less than standard quality of service. As we were to try different dishes we...shared. We had our entrée and when the second course came, the owner himself didn’t want to change our plates in order to have clean ones. I thought this conduct was ridicule and left without having dessert. The restaurant only accepted cash, no fiscal receipt issued. Neither debit nor credit cards which makes no sense in a touristy area like Tilcara.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

A beautiful restaurant decorated by the owners own paintings, with amazing service and local gourmet food. Fantastic experience.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 December 2019 via mobile

very charming restaurant, refined menu, friendly staff and food that we enjoyed for every bite! very good!!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 26 November 2019

Walking around Tilcara early evening I came across this restaurant on the square. The menu is short but I could have eaten each dish as all looked really tasty. I recommend this restaurant if you are in town. Great food, good wines and attentive service....Oh and for us from Europe they open early!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 26 November 2019 via mobile

The food here was excellent. We tried Llama for the first time - sorry vegetarians or animal lovers! But I also had a delicious tamales and vegetarian salad with quinoa and chargrilled vegetables. The menu is smaller than many other places but the menu is...interesting and meals are obviously prepared with care.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 24 November 2019 via mobile

Rated #1 on TA and for a good reason. The menu had about 10 different dishes, the food was good and there were some interesting things to choose from on the menu including two vegetarian dishes. We had different things on both our visits. First...time we went was Saturday night. We arrived early and got the last table - all the others were reserved and we watched as many were turned away. So we booked for Monday night too. The restaurant is closed on Sundays. Accepts Visa but not sure about other credit cards. Typical costs we paid were 1400 to 1600 pesosMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 20 November 2019 via mobile

We have eaten 3 dinners in Tilcara and this provided the best. Regional cooking excellently executed and with delightful touches. Service and atmosphere great. Appears to be very popular so we'd recommend booking ahead. If we ever came to Tilcara again this would be our...restaurant of choice.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 20 November 2019

We had the best of 3 meals in Tilcara here and if we were staying longer we would pay a second visit. Tamal starter followed by beautifully cooked braised lamb with quince jelly were fantastic. Interesting dishes, well cooked and well presented with good service...and a nice ambience. Well worth making a reservation.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019 via mobile

Food was delicious. We ordered humita to start and llama for mains, both were very flavourful and well presented. So good we went back a second night to order the lamb! Great atmosphere inside with candles and the bill is hand drawn with images of...items you ordered.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 13 October 2019

The restaurant has a great atmosphere, nice food (meat and also vegetarian), a good wine selection and an outstanding invoice. Each invoice is a piece of art and shows handpainted sketches of your food. There are a lot of paintings on the walls and the...furniture is really cozy. You feel more beeing in a private club than being in a restaurant. We enjoyed both evenings very much.More

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Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 11 October 2019 via mobile

El Nuevo Progreso is a nice restaurant. We arrived without reservation and we found a fantastic table. We ordered pork and meat, a bottle of wine and ended paying ARS 2300 / USD 38 including tip for 2 people. If you are in town, give...it a try and enjoy!.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 24 September 2019 via mobile

Every table had a “reserved” sign on it when we turned up at 7:30pm. But they cleared one for us - and we were so glad! Started with fresh cut rolls with a cauliflower and garlic butter. A glass of Cafayate Malbec and still water....A shared semi cooked salad as entree (yum). My partner had lomo of llama, and I had the steak and chimichurri sauce. Both meals were just taste terrific! The llama was a bit like veal (my partner described it like a cross between chicken and beef). No room for postre (dessert).More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

Nuevo Progreso feels like you got invited to an exclusive party thrown by very hip, but also very nice people. The vibe is very laid back with a varied soundtrack that seems to match the mood of the cool gentleman in the neckerchief behind the...bar. But the main attraction is the food. The trout with pumpkin is outstanding. Totally unexpected flavors and absolutely worth getting. The second night I tried the lomo de llama. My first time trying llama. Delicious, I tell you. I would encourage all first timers to try the llama at Nuevo Progreso. My partner was over the moon about the purple corn tamales - those are also a must try. This review could have been much shorter: go there.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 27 July 2019

While staying in Tilcara, my husband, son and I had dinner here after reading the great reviews. It even managed to surpass our high expectations! The restaurant is beautiful inside with lots of paintings on the walls. Service was very good, and there was a...varied menu. After much deliberation I chose Lomo de Llama, and the others had steaks. Everything was delicious and the steaks were cooked just right. We all had puddings, which again were excellent. Mine was a special of chocolate ice cream with a passion fruit sauce and quinoa popcorn. It was one of the best puds I've ever tasted (and I've had a few!!). When the bill arrived as a piece of art, my son asked the waitress to find out if another one could be made ( so we could both keep them as souvenirs). The owner Fernando kindly obliged. He even brought it over to the table and added Ben's name and his own to it. So kind. If Tilcara wasn't over 10,000 kilometres away, I'd be eating in El Nuevo Progreso often. As it is. I will remember it for ever. Go if you get a chance!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 15 June 2019

I have nothing bad to say about this place. We had the llama with goat cheese and a tamal for appetizers, two steaks for dinner, and a great bottle of wine. Everything was fresh and delicious and cooked perfectly. I thought the bright purple tamal...was particularly interesting. The highlight of the meal, however, were the desserts. My wife's, in particular, was culinary genius. It was a very dense, dark chocolate and cardamom mousse served with vanilla ice cream. The chocolate was garnished with fresh Peruvian pink peppercorns, which turned out to be an unbelievable pairing and created a flavor profile quite unlike anything I've ever had before. Our waitress was very kind ... service was top notch.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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El Nuevo Progreso 1917 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5